All Guitar — Music Themes

Galatea’s Guitar — Gabor Szabo
5min. 40sec.
Johnny chose the Music Theme ALL  GUITAR for this week.
Lisa of the Light has chosen OVERCOMING as our next Music Theme..

LEYENDA  by Isaac Albeniz — Andres Segovia
BASS SOLO & JORDAN — Bucket Head at House Of Blues, Houston, Texas
7min. 14sec.
Autumn Knight
LA MALAGUENA  (Salerosa )– Once Upon a Time in Mexico ( Guitar Intro) — Mariachi Antonio Banderas
2MIN. 55SEC.
Indy Advant
ROJO DIABLO — Rodrigo y Gabriela
3min. 24sec.
BASS GUITARIST —  Miliano busker
2min. 04sec.
BARTON HOLLOW, 20 YEARS, POISON AND WINE — The Civil Wars — Joy Williams — John Paul White   — NPR music Tiny Desk Concert
11min. 38sec.
NPR Music
RECUERDOS DE LA ALAHAMBRA by Francisco Tárrega  -The Les Dawson Show — John Williams
5min. 32sec.
EAST TENNESSEE RAG  and BEAUMONT RAG — Doc Watson — Jack Lawrence
3min. 19sec.
TROLLFERD — Kerstin Blodig
3min. 04sec.
WALKING BOSS — Jerry Garcia — David Grisman
5min. 26sec.
Ryan Hostetler
JOHNNY: Music Theme ~ All Guitar | johnny ojanpera
LISA OF THE LIGHT: Music Theme – All Things Guitar
MADELINE:  ♪All Guitar – Music Theme
WILLOW: Music theme : All Guitar



THE SHADOW — Music Themes


LISA OF THE LIGHT chose THE SHADOW as the Music Theme for this week.


The Music Theme for next week is BALANCE.

There can be safety, as well as danger, in THE SHADOWS.
T.T.L. DEEP SHADOW — The Hunger Games –Through The Lense –Lorenzo Montanà  &  Tying Tiffany
4min. 09 sec.
Tying Tiffany
The interaction and contrast of light and SHADOWS, figurative and real, is a part of all of the arts ..
GULAN DU — Mari Boine
4min. 35sec.
Murat Yaman
Some times the deepest of SHADOWS and a cool drink water, and someone share with, are what are longed for the most …
A HUNDRED AND TEN IN THE SHADE —John Foggerty and the Fairfield  Four
4min. 25sec..
 Karen King
What a beautiful name is Shady Grove, a  cool, fragrant world of shadows and light…
SHADY GROVE — Doc Watson
3 min. 03sec.
Perhaps there can be too much of SHADOW, so that one longs to escape the darkness for  sunlight …
3MIN.  33SEC.
Nick Page
SHADOWS can be strange and mysterious and often and beautiful in their contrasts. Mountains are always filled with shadows, and the Carpathians are known for  mysteries, their beauty, and their shadows.
NORILOR — Negură Bunget
3min. 46sec.
This music puts me in mind of THE SHADOWS of new leaves dancing together in March winds, as the last unfallen leaves are shaken free to dance their dance a duet with their own SHADOW (the illustration doesn’t say this at all, just the music) …
LISA OF THE LIGHT: Music Theme – The Shadow | Underground Energy
JOHNNY: Music Theme – The Shadow | johnny ojanpera
WILLOW:  Musical Theme: Shadows
EVA: Shadows — with strings, violin of course.
Misguided ideologies can spread as an evil SHADOW, much akin to the spreading, engulfing SHADOW of an erupting  volcano, in that the effects can never be entirely erased.
MORDOR — The Lord Of the Rings — “Intro” by Kalapács
9min. 06sec.
THE SHADOW — Soundtrack Music Suite — Jerry Goldsmith
8min. 28sec.
3min. 54 sec.


RIVER — Ibeyi Lisa-Kaindé — Naomi Diaz
3min. 46sec.

2min. 38sec.

LISA OF THE LIGHT chose DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE as the Music Theme for this week
GON’ LAY DOWN MY BURDEN, DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE  — The Carper Family — Red Tail Ring — The Foggy Hogtown — Bluegrass Jamboree

The Wonderful Willow has chosen the Music Theme for next week.  It  is THE EIGHTIES!  Hmmm, it was an era, but were you even born yet?  Do you remember life before birth?  What do THE EIGHTIES! signify to you?

Kuwômôyush k’hpáyash — Joanne Shenandoah
Peace and Power
3min. 28 sec.

When I was a child, no matter how far away we traveled, my Mother would always gather us children and return to Prairie Creek to renew herself.

Prairie Creek was a deep slow-moving black water river filled with alligators and sometimes choked with invasive hyacinths, gorgeous with their purple blooms and glossy green leaves. Prairie Creek was always changing, always beautiful, much like my Mother.

Mother loved this ancient river, not to swim in, not even to trail hands in, and never to get too close to the banks.  In those days alligators particularly liked dogs and children for snacks.  Alligators, over sixty years ago, were also bigger than they are now.  Mother loved Prarie Creek, partly because the river was dangerous, with its water moccasins and gar fish and alligators, and alligator snappers (turtles), but also there were good eating fish, beautiful birds, wonderful plants and trees.

After good rains the water was clear and we could see the waving grasses and sandy bottom. During drier times the water was a deep dark red with tannic acid.  Mother took us children in the row-boat, when we were small, and would drift and fish.  Or more usually she would row up river and drift back.   She loved that it was soothing, but also that she had to stay alert.

Sometimes Mother would  go alone at night to gig frogs, particularly dangerous as alligators, and most other predators, do most of their hunting at night, too.  The next day she would fry frogs legs.  I could never eat them as they looked too much like Little People, to me.
RIVER DANCE — Departum — Lisa Gerrard , Marcello De Francisci

Angie Fotopoulou
Perhaps Prairie Creek renewed us children as well as Mother?
3min. 58sec.

For my Mother the times she seemed most happy were in Grandfather’s row boat on Prairie Creek or sitting by a small fire at Little Bear Lake.   These few moments, of her too short life, were when I was allowed to see her True Self.
3min. 14sec.

I was qualified as a Life Saver, just before I turned twelve, yet I longed not to save my own life, but to stay forever beneath the deep water where no one could find me. I wanted to sleep forever with my green eyes eternally open watching green water flow, never again closed and vulnerable; my long hair tangled with water grasses, holding me, keeping me invisible, unreachable. Safe.
OPHELIA —Kula Shaker
3min. 09sec.

“…I will lay beside the river now,
Forever and a night
Forever and a night…”
I was taught as a child, when we lived “Out West” that if I should become lost, to go downhill until I found water, then to keep following the current down hill. I was not told that it is possible to be lost on the RIVER as well. Nor was I told that a RIVER might be more than a RIVER.
LOST ON THE RIVER –The New Basement Tapes — Rhiannon Giddens — Bob Dillon, Rhiannon Giddens, Marcus Mumford
3min. 48sec.

Much of the water in the world is now contaminated, not only with natural parasites and toxins, but also with human introduced chemical run-off and tailings from man-made industrial enterprises including factory farms, mining projects, radioactive waste and petro-chemicals and coal industry wastes, as well as with human bodily effluvia, medical waste, and even kitchen and household wastes of seven plus billion people.  In some monstrous cases the water has been deliberately poisoned.
DIRTY FILTHY SOUTH — Rising Apalachia — Leah Song — Chloe Smith — Scott McKibben Photography
3min. 43sec.

This song and video offer a lyrical analysis of our southern regions and the onslaught of environmental abuses laid onto sacred lands. The lyrics touch on the Gulf coast oil spill, Mountain top removal, and fracking, and beg the question WHY is this south is so “filthy Dirty”. This video is filmed in Lake Verett, LA, thanks to Eye of the Crow videography, and was designed in conjunction with the Gulf Restoration Network at Thank you to everyone who takes the time to learn about land restoration, and preservation.   Rising Appalachia
In the end, not my Mother, not her dreams, not her memories, not even her beloved sanctuary BESIDE THE RIVER survived.  Beautiful Prairie Creek is no longer pristine, it has been dammed and some areas are permanently flooded.  There are subdivisions with paved streets, street lights,  and two car garages, all THINGS Mother aspired to possess.  She achieved that aspiration, for a while, but it was as sweet as bitter ashes.
BITTER ASHES — Blood of Angels — Nox Arcana — Michelle Belanger
3min. 48 sec.

Standing here stripped of everything
I have lost my faith it’s all bitter ashes
Standing here as the waters rise
All my memories swirling down the gutter
“Won’t do me no good washin’ in the river …”
BARTON HOLLOW — Civil Wars — Joy Williams — John Paul White
4min. 14sec.

The RIVERSIDE has been built up with civilization and the rivers themselves savaged by humans, even as we humans savage ourselves.
BOAT TRIP TO NEW ORLEANS — Twelve Years A Slave (OST) — Hans Zimmer
5min. 15sec.

LISA OF THE LIGHT:  Music Theme – Down By The Riverside
MAGICAL MADDIE:    ♪”Down by the riverside” – Music Themes  
Now I shall pass over the RIVERSIDE out into the deep RIVER and
JOURNEY AWAY  —  Whale Rider (OST) — Lisa Gerrard
3min. 35sec.


WORK — Music Themes

Johnny chose the music theme WORK for this week.
Lisa has chosen THE FINE PRINT for next week.

Have you ever been in a WORK situation, so awful, so miserable, you felt as if you must have been cursed, so that all WORK became odious and bitter toil? How did you get there? How did you escape?
WYTCHES’ BREW — Omnia — Alive!
4min. 12sec.

“Double, double, TOIL and trouble…”
Even in now, in the Age of Aquarius, there are human beings in bondage. Slavery is wrong and the potential for evil in a system that allows slavery is as bad as it can get. Some misguided people even believe they are supposed to own other people. They are deluded.
LET MY PEOPLE GO — Paul Robeson

Dolly Parton wrote and sang 9 to 5 as part of the sound track for the movie 9 TO 5. She is singing about a WORK situation that has changed only superficially in the years since she wrote her song that seems fun, but is about a serious topic.
NINE TO FIVE — Dolly Parton
2min. 33sec.

The Communist Manifesto – Bourgeoisie and Proletariat  The rule of the Proletariat was supposed to be a WORKER’S paradise  It didn’t turn out that way.  Fortunately Russians are strong and resilient and know how to WORK or they could not have survived the harsh and beautiful land, itself, nor the Tsars, and Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin, Georgy Malenkov, Nikita Khrushchev, and Leonid Brezhnev, Yuri Andropov, Konstantin Chernenko, Mikhail Gorbachev. The day after Gorbachev resigned the USSR dissolved. But the Russian people survived and thrive through hard WORK.
Песня о Волге Бурлаков – Красной Армии хор – Леонид Харитонов — Leonid Kharitonov & the Red Army Choir
4min. 13sec.

Most attitudes about WORK are learned in childhood.
Kibbutz – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
עבודה היא לעוב
העובד לעבודה
שלום לעובד

ZUM GALI GALI — Pioneer Song of Israel
2min. 11sec.

Do some groups of people have more WORK than others? Is there WORK that is more difficult? What qualities make WORK worthwhile?Hutterite – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
HUTTERITE MILE — Sixteen Horsepower
4min. 37sec.

Everyone has WORK to accomplish in their lives. Each person’s WORK is unique. The words “…Ain’t nobody gonna carry your load…” apply to all of us. Dharma – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia .  Doc Watson probably did not think about Dharma WORK, as such, but he accomplished much in his chosen field.  He was loving and beloved though out his life. Doc Watson is one of my Dharma WORK heroes.
WALK ON BOY — Doc Watson And Richard Watson
3min.. 08sec.

“An eye infection caused Doc Watson to lose his vision before his first birthday. Despite this, he was taught by his parents to work hard and care for himself. ”
Doc Watson – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Does WORK sometimes seem to be too difficult or painful? The Blues will help.
RAINSTORMS IN MY KNEES — Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir
4min.  26sec.

Is the WORK required of Job, dʒoʊb, אִיּוֹב, ʾIyyôḇ, أيّوب, Ayyūb, a Prophet of the Gentiles, still required of us today?  Is the WORK required of Job’s family similar to ours?  What do you do next when your life’s WORK is taken and everything is gone?
MUDDY WATER — Seldom Scene
3min. 03sec.

Book of Job – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
SPLINTERS — 16 Horsepower
5min. 19sec.


Gandy dancer – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gandy Dancers used chants to facilitate work that required coordinated timing.

Berta Berta is a Parchman Prison WORK chant

BERTA BERTA — The Piano Lesson — August Wilson — Charlie Sanburg
4min. 42sec.


O Lord Berta Berta O Lord gal oh-ah
O Lord Berta Berta O Lord gal well

Go ‘head marry don’t you wait on me oh-ah
Go ‘head marry don’t you wait on me well now
Might not want you when I go free oh-ah
Might not want you when I go free well now

O Lord Berta Berta O Lord gal oh-ah
O Lord Berta Berta O Lord gal well now

Raise them up higher, let them drop on down oh-ah
Raise them up higher, let them drop on down well now
Don’t know the difference when the sun go down oh-ah
Don’t know the difference when the sun go down well now

Berta in Meridian and she living at ease oh-ah
Berta in Meridian and she living at ease well now
I’m on old Parchman, got to work or leave oh-ah
I’m on old Parchman, got to work or leave well now

O Lord Berta Berta O Lord gal oh-ah
O Lord Berta Berta O Lord gal well now

When you marry, don’t marry no farming man oh-ah
When you marry, don’t marry no farming man well now
Everyday Monday, hoe handle in your hand oh-ah
Everyday Monday, hoe handle in your hand well now

When you marry, marry a railroad man oh-ah
When you marry, marry a railroad man well now
Everyday Sunday, dollar in your hand oh-ah
Everyday Sunday, dollar in your hand well now

O Lord Berta Berta O Lord gal oh-ah
O Lord Berta Berta O Lord gal well
JOHNNY:  Music Theme – Work | johnny ojanpera
LISA:  Music Theme – Work | Underground Energy
WILLOW:  WORK — Music Themes Day 6 Nano PoBlano | willowdot21
MADDIE:  ♪Work – Music …
Does WORK that needs doing seem to require the strength of a thousand strong men? One person, alone, is not enough to accomplish what is required?
If you do GOOD WORKS, and follow a righteous path with compassion, kindness, and love, you will, most likely, find that you have the strength you need.
Strength of a Thousand Men — Two Steps From Hell — Thomas Bergersen
6min. 39sec.


WALK — Music Theme

Johnny chose WALK for our Music Theme  this week.

For next week, the Music Theme is SILENCE.

 Selphy -- 2014-02-08 -- ⓒ Bearspawprint 2014

Selphy — 2014-02-08 — ⓒ Bearspawprint 2014

My Grandson, has the middle name Walker , chosen by his parents to honor his paternal Great Grandfather, named Walker.
WALK ON BOY – Doc Watson With His Grandson, Richard Watson – 1990

WALKING TO  GEORGIA — Hoyt Axton – 1962

WALKING IN THE AIR — Chloe Agnew  – 2003

WALKING A GEORGIA ROW —Mac and Jenny Traynham and Shay Garriock  – 2009

WALK AROUND  —- Roscoe Holcomb  – 1975

JUKE BOX BLUES — Walk The Line Soundtrack — Reese Witherspoon – 2005
“I walked into a honkey tonkey, just the other day …”

WALKING BOSS — Jerry Garcia & David Grisman – 1991

PRETTY POLLY  — Doc Boggs – 1927
“Polly, Pretty Polly, come take a walk with me …”

Lisa:  Lisa
Willow: The Walk ( Music Theme
Johnny: Johnny
TENNESSEE WALKING STEP — Tutorial:  Four sound and two sound percussive dance steps to enhance the music

FLATFOOTING & FIDDLING — Frank Fairfield at Grocery May 2012
The Flat Foot dancer, unnamed, is the same dancer teaching in the above tutorial


High Water

I was standing close to the back of the water curve, between the two trees, pictured in the photo below, to take some of the “Rainy Day Walk” photos.

ⓒ Bearspawprint  2014

ⓒ Bearspawprint 2014


There was no light rain to keep the skeets away, yesterday evening, while I was snapping photos. With all of the high water, those little whiners are quite happy, so are the crawdads.  If I want the light to reflect across the water’s surface I have to wait until early evening.  Earlier in the day the light is not right, the water under the trees appears only as darkness.  I suspect that someone informed the mosquitoes ahead of time.

I saw the wake of something BIG swim away, but I didn’t see what it was.

Whenever the floods go down, the land is  different.  15 years ago there was a deep ravine and a high sandy dry place beside it, in front of where the swing is pictured, that was  the shortest route to walk to a sandy swimming beach with nice willows for sitting in to picnic.   It was about 1/4 mile to the river.   That changed, and changes again every year.   By observing the still appearing surface you cannot tell that some places are 20 ft., and more, deep, and some are only 2 ft.   The current is also not apparent on the placid surface, but follows the unknown, changing contours of the hidden muddy ground .




Crawdad Hole – DOC WATSON